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Will Ferrell

Will Ferrell
Funnyman Will Ferrell began his career in comedy with the Los Angeles comedy group The Groundlings, which led to his SNL discovery.

In 2003, Ferrell gained movie stardom with the release of his hit holiday comedy, "Elf." He also starred in a slew of other popular comedies, including "Old School," "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" and "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby."

Ferrell changed pace when he starred opposite Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson in the 2006 drama "Stranger Than Fiction," which earned him a Golden Globe nomination. In the film, Ferrell plays Harold Crick, an IRS worker who continuously hears a narration of the story of his life -- and he do...
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Funnyman Will Ferrell began his career in comedy with the Los Angeles comedy group The Groundlings, which led to his SNL discovery.

In 2003, Ferrell gained movie stardom with the release of his hit holiday comedy, "Elf." He also starred in a slew of other popular comedies, including "Old School," "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" and "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby."

Ferrell changed pace when he starred opposite Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson in the 2006 drama "Stranger Than Fiction," which earned him a Golden Globe nomination. In the film, Ferrell plays Harold Crick, an IRS worker who continuously hears a narration of the story of his life -- and he doesn't like the ending.

Ferrell returns to film this summer in the adventure comedy "Land of the Lost," a big-screen remake of the 1970s TV series.
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  • Rob Owen: FX's 'The Strain' packs little suspense

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. Some viewers accustomed to FX's more sophisticated storytelling may be a bit put off by the pulpy tone of the network's new vampires-as-a-virus drama "The Strain" (10 p.m. Sunday). It lacks the character depth of "Fargo" or "The...
  • Ellen Gray: 'Welcome to Sweden,' 'Working the Engels' come to NBC

    Lena Olin is going to be funny on NBC this summer. I didn't expect to write that sentence any more than you probably expected to read it, but encountering the unexpected is one of the joys of this job, and of "Welcome to Sweden," which is already a hit...
  • 'Tammy': Is Melissa McCarthy stuck in a creative 'Groundhog Day'?

    'Tammy': Is Melissa McCarthy stuck in a creative 'Groundhog Day'?
    It was, needless to say, not a great weekend for Melissa McCarthy. Her woman-on-the-run comedy “Tammy” took in just $21 million over the three-day weekend — a good chunk less than the prior three films in which she’s had key...
  • Redmond to pitch to Stanton in Home Run Derby

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Miami Marlins - INSIDE PITCH PHOENIX -- Big bopper Giancarlo Stanton has chosen a familiar arm to pitch to him in the Home Run Derby -- batting practice partner and Marlins manager Mike Redmond. Stanton and Colorado...
  • IFC Orders 'Spoils of Babylon' Sequel 'The Spoils Before Dying'

    IFC has ordered a sequel to the Funny or Die-produced "Spoils of Babylon," the cabler announced Monday. The comedy miniseries, "The Spoils Before Dying," will again be executive produced by Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Matt Piedmont, Andrew Steele and Nate...
  • Alison Brie in Talks to Star in New Line's 'How to Be Single' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Alison Brie is in talks to star in the New Line comedy "How to Be Single." Lily Collins is also on board with Christian Ditter directing. Based on the Liz Tuccillo novel, that story centered on a woman living in New York and searching for love. Marc...
  • TV Picks: 'East Los High,' Paralympics, 'Welcome to Sweden'

    TV Picks: 'East Los High,' Paralympics, 'Welcome to Sweden'
    "East Los High" (Hulu). A welcome second season for this Web-based Latino teen drama, set in East Los Angeles, begins this week, following some gap-bridging prequels. Originally created with an educational ulterior motive, specifically to address and...
  • Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone Talk Midwest Upbringing, Working Relationship at 'Tammy' Premiere

    After seven years of working to turn their concept into a feature film, comedic couple Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone said the premiere of "Tammy" Monday night at the TCL Chinese Theatre was not only the final step to completing a long-awaited project...
  • Hollywood Walk of Fame 2015 Honorees Revealed

    Will Ferrell and Melissa McCarthy are among the 30 honorees selected to receive a star on Hollywood's the Walk of Fame in 2015, the Walk of Fame Selection Committee announced Thursday morning. Jennifer Garner, Peter Jackson, Eugenio Derbez, Daniel...
  • Film Review: 'Tammy'

    A well-meaning personal project that never rises above the level of amiable mediocrity, "Tammy" feels like the kind of picture that can happen only when a major talent -- here, the unsinkable Melissa McCarthy, who wrote the script with her husband and...
  • Melissa McCarthy's star power helps her go out on a limb with 'Tammy'

     Melissa McCarthy's star power helps her go out on a limb with 'Tammy'
    WILMINGTON, N.C. — One humid night last June, on a dock along one of this port city's winding creeks, Melissa McCarthy and Kathy Bates took their places for a scene in the new movie "Tammy." Five years earlier, McCarthy and her husband, Ben Falcone,...